Washington School District Will Once Again Ask Voters for More Funding

The Washington School District will once again ask voters for more funding on the April 2nd ballot. At the Board of Education meeting on Monday December 4, 2012, the board discussed exactly how they would go about asking for the money. While no ballot language was officially decided, Superintendent Dr. Lori Van Leer says Proposition R will put two options before voters. The first option will ask if the board should borrow $9 million more to modernize classrooms and infrastructure, construct an early childhood center on the Washington West campus, and renovate existing school facilities. The second option asks voters if the district should borrow $40 million for the purpose of building a new middle school and making improvements district wide. The first option will include no property tax increases, while the second will ask for a $0.25 increase, a figure greatly reduced since the last levy was proposed.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 18 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 days 16 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

6 hours 1 min ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas